Monday, August 10, 2009

More Smallville than Metropolis

Metropolis, Illinois

Metropolis, Illinois, a town with a population of about 7,000 has two things going for it. A floating casino on the Ohio River and a name that it can take advantage of. A storied 12-foot-tall statue of Superman stands vigil in the town square. There are more references to the man of steel and super memorabilia than you can throw a chunk of Kryptonite at.

Metropolis, Illinois

Metropolis, Illinois

Metropolis is a three-mile diversion off Interstate 24 heading from Illinois to western Kentucky. I made the diversion recently just to see what was there.

Sporadic posts while traveling. Hope your week is super.

Photographs © 2009 James Jordan.

1 comment:

Laurie said...

How quirky! Interesting story and great shots.